1. Wash your hands with soap and water or a hand sanitizer. Use lukewarm water and soap to clean the thermometer. Clean the thermometer with rubbing alcohol and a soft cloth if you have it. > span>
2. Do not use skin care products that contain alcohol or chemicals that dry out your skin. These can cause damage to the rubber coating on the thermometer.
3. If you are still concerned about cleaning the thermometer, then consider getting a new one. There are many brands of thermometers available on the market today. It is best to get one that is easy for you to read. In addition, make sure that it is accurate because high temperatures may indicate a need for medical attention.
Clean your thermometer with rubbing alcohol or lukewarm soapy water before and after use, then rinse with cold water. Allow it to air dry or wipe it dry with a clean towel.
If you don't have access to a sink or shower, place the thermometer in a bowl filled with 100 percent hot water for 10 minutes. Let it cool before using it again.
Thermometers are disposable and should be disposed of in trash bins rather than down the drain. Do not put thermometers in compost piles or in kitchen waste.
Here are more ways to keep your clinical tools working at their best:
Don't leave instruments in direct sunlight or in any other source of strong light. Heat can cause plastic parts to break down faster.
Store clinical instruments in their original packaging in a closed cabinet away from excess heat and moisture. Use only sterile, non-corrosive materials to handle your instruments.
Clean clinical equipment regularly by wiping with a damp cloth or spraying with a mild cleaner such as Drano. Don't use abrasives such as sandpaper when cleaning instruments!
Dispose of all medical wastes according to local regulations. Many hospitals have special disposal areas where laboratory samples can be sent.
PERFECT THERMOMETER Clean your thermometer with rubbing alcohol or lukewarm soapy water before and after use, then rinse with cold water.
In a dish of cold, soapy water, clean the thermometer (liquid soap can be used). Thoroughly rinse with clean, running water. Allow the thermometer to dry on its own on a clean paper towel before storing it.
If you need to clean your thermometer right away without washing it first, try spraying it with WD-40 and wiping it down with a clean cloth. This will keep it working properly until you can wash it as recommended above.
Here are some more ways to use up old food:
Cooked rice works great for cleaning out your oven. After using your oven, remove the racks and cover the holes with aluminum foil. Next, sprinkle 1/4 cup uncooked rice in each hole. Run a standard oven temperature for 20 minutes. The heat will cook the rice while removing any residue from your oven.
Rice also works well at clearing out freezer space. Put half of a cup of uncooked rice in the bottom of a freezer bag. Add ice cubes or frozen vegetables to the bag, then seal and toss in the closet until the rice has thawed and absorbed all the moisture from the ingredients inside.
Rice has many other uses too. It's easy to digest and contains no gluten, sugar, or salt.
Clean the thermometer tip (1 inch only) with soap and water, or use isopropyl alcohol or another sterilizing solution. With a gentle, dry towel, wipe off the thermometer's plastic components. Never submerge electrical components in water, isopropyl alcohol, or other liquids. The liquid may damage the wiring inside the device.
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